[Updated w/ SM’s Official Statement] EXO’s Luhan Reported to Have Filed a Lawsuit Against SM Entertainment
Several news outlets have reported that EXO’s Luhan has filed a lawsuit against his current agency, SM Entertainment.
According to the Seoul Central District Court on October 10, Luhan filed for the nullification of his exclusive contract with SME on this day at around 9 a.m. (KST). It is the exact same lawsuit that Kris (Wu Yi Fan) filed for earlier this year, and it is being reported that the same law firm that took on Kris’s case will also be handling Luhan’s lawsuit.
Luhan is reportedly seeking to verify the invalidity of his contract. If the court determines the ineffectiveness of the contract between the EXO member and SME, it will result in the contract not having existed at all from the beginning.
SM Entertainment has yet to release an official statement on this matter.
SM Entertainment has released an official statement on EXO Luhan’s recent lawsuit against the agency.
They said, “He [Luhan] had expressed that he wanted to focus on individual activities in China rather than moving as a group with EXO due to health issues, and we were in the middle of discussing his future activities, so this sudden lawsuit is puzzling.”
“However, seeing that, just as in the case with Kris, Luhan filed for a lawsuit with the same law firm in the same way without reason makes us think that after gaining popularity with the group, he is now prioritizing his own personal benefit with disregard for those affected by the termination of his contract. Moreover, it seems that there is a behind-the-scenes influence.”
“Regarding this situation, we plan to take thorough action with international partners and legal experts. And we would like to state that EXO activities will all proceed as planned.”